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Troupe brings 'Taming of the Shrew' to Hong Kong

09/26/2013 2:55am
The theater troupe that's brought an all-female interpretation of the "The Taming of the Shrew" to China says global audiences see Shakespeare's works powerfully and they believe touring is at the heart of the Bard's plays.

Drake is comfortable in his own skin

09/26/2013 6:03am
As Drake walks into the room, his body language projects an air of confidence.

Batman vs. Superman: Fans won't influence film

09/26/2013 6:34am
Super heroes don't bow to fan pressure _ that's according to screenwriter David S. Goyer, who is co-writing the new "Batman vs. Superman" movie.

A trans-Atlantic Sherlock returns in 'Elementary'

09/26/2013 7:38am
Perhaps it was elementary, after all.

Emeril: 'Top Chef' New Orleans promises alligator

09/26/2013 7:55am
New Orleans' po-boy shops, gourmet restaurants and suburban bayou-side eateries are the backdrop for the country's search for its next "Top Chef," and some of the city's food stars came out to celebrate.

Hip-hop extends support to famed DJ Mister Cee

09/26/2013 7:57am
When DJ Mister Cee _ one of hip-hop's pioneering DJs and a New York City radio personality _ confessed in a tearful interview to having same-sex encounters with transvestite prostitutes, one of most vulnerable moments came when he worried if his admission might hurt him: "Am I still going to be looked at the same way?"

Guinness-fueled `holiday' troubles many in Ireland

09/26/2013 7:58am
Ireland's love affair with pub and pint is sparking national soul-searching as never before because of an unofficial holiday dreamed up by Guinness.

US-Japan deal could lead to more organic options

09/26/2013 8:49am
The United States and Japan have agreed to make it easier to import each other's organic products, the latest step in a global effort that could give consumers access to more _ and cheaper _ organic food.

Electronic DJ-producer Zedd blitzes the pop world

09/26/2013 8:52am
Anton Zaslavski, the DJ and producer known as Zedd, is sitting in a temporary recording studio at the back of his bus on a recent tour stop, but he hasn't had time to turn the computer on or slip on the headphones.

Vikings set to invade British Museum in 2014

09/26/2013 9:08am
The biggest Viking ship ever found is coming to London as part of a major exhibition that aims to expand the popular image of the Scandinavian plunderers, whose voyages took them as far as Asia and North America.

Michael Kitchen talks 'Foyle's War,' career moves

09/26/2013 9:09am
Christopher Foyle, the World War II English police detective turned postwar spy catcher, is a man of few words. Michael Kitchen, the actor who plays him, also tends to limit his public utterances _ at least to the media.

Rare Rolling Stones pics to be shown at rock hall

09/26/2013 9:29am
Rare photos of the young Rolling Stones, taken by their tour manager during their first years in the United States, will be unveiled during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's celebration of the group next month.

Zachary Quinto 'grateful' for Broadway debut

09/26/2013 9:50am
On a wall in Zachary Quinto's dressing room is one of his most prized possessions right now: a picture that looks like a child's ink drawing.

Duckie dynasty: 40-foot duck floats to Pittsburgh

09/26/2013 10:05am
The first U.S. version of the 40-foot-tall rubber duckie that's made a splash in harbors from Hong Kong to Sao Paulo since 2007 will appear in Pittsburgh on Friday.

Moosewood turns 40, offers fresh take on veg life

09/26/2013 10:05am
In the bearded, Birkenstocked `70s, the Moosewood Restaurant in upstate New York was more than a vegetarian eatery. It was the standard-bearer of a movement, iconic of a lifestyle, an ethic and an ideal. And like so many hippies from that era, Moosewood has grown up.

Sweden honors anti-war campaigns, human rights

09/26/2013 10:26am
An American anti-chemical weapons advocate, a Palestinian human rights campaigner, a Congolese surgeon who helps wartime rape victims and a Swiss pioneer of pest control for sustainable agriculture have been named winners of this year's Right Livelihood Awards.

Humperdinck cancels again at Minnesota casino

09/26/2013 10:31am
Health issues have forced British crooner Engelbert Humperdinck to cancel two shows, including an already rescheduled appearance at a Minnesota casino.

Bill O'Reilly: God told me to write about Jesus

09/26/2013 10:36am
Bill O'Reilly says God told him to write his new book, "Killing Jesus: A History."

Researchers see comeback for Europe's rare animals

09/26/2013 10:38am
Wild boars, greys wolves and white-tailed eagles have made a comeback in Europe thanks to decades-long conservation efforts.

Salzburg Festival could see fewer performances

09/26/2013 10:53am
The Salzburg Festival's next artistic director has an ear for his singers' and musicians' complaints _ he wants to cut down on performances at the prestigious annual event.

Holocaust Museum barracks going back to Poland

09/26/2013 10:55am
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington is returning one of its most powerful artifacts to Poland: a wooden barracks that housed prisoners at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp.

Maya Angelou, Junot Diaz to receive Mailer prizes

09/26/2013 10:55am
Maya Angelou (MEYE'-uh AN'-juh-loh) is receiving another honorary prize for writing.

NYC retrospective reassesses LOVE artist's work

09/26/2013 11:02am
Artist Robert Indiana says love hurt him.

Bond is back, in William Boyd's new novel 'Solo'

09/26/2013 11:42am
William Boyd has left James Bond stirred, if not shaken.

The NY Film Festival in flux, to match the times

09/26/2013 12:29pm
Change isn't undertaken haphazardly in the halls of Lincoln Center. This year, for example, is the first time the New York Film Festival is being led by someone not named Richard.

`Masters of Sex' serves beguiling side of feminism

09/26/2013 12:37pm
Dr. William Masters was not a feminist. Apart from his studies of the human physiology of sex, he was a traditional man in the mid-1950s, the kind who kept his wife at home.

Detroit-area law firm files suit against Four Tops

09/26/2013 12:53pm
A Detroit-area law firm has filed suit against the Four Tops, claiming the singing group owes it $109,000 in legal fees.

Nina Ricci makes menswear ultra-feminine

09/26/2013 1:13pm
Though Nina Ricci's safe spring-summer 2014 show broke no molds, there were some subtle surprises.

Brandt 'felt sick' shooting last of 'Breaking Bad'

09/26/2013 1:22pm
Betsy Brandt says the intensity of the final "Breaking Bad" episodes "physically affected" her.

Jessica Lange urges Minn. gov. to halt wolf hunts

09/26/2013 2:18pm
Minnesota native and actress Jessica Lange is urging Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to suspend the state's wolf hunt.

Amber Tamblyn appears on season 11 of CBS' 'Men'

09/26/2013 2:40pm
Amber Tamblyn plays Charlie Harper's previously unknown daughter, Jenny, on the 11th season of CBS' "Two and a Half Men," premiering Thursday night.

Rick Owens gets young, gifted and black

09/26/2013 3:23pm
It was young, gifted and black all the way during Rick Owens' spirited spring-summer 2014 Paris fashion show.

'Idol' winner Ruben Studdard now 'Biggest Loser'

09/26/2013 3:54pm
Ruben Studdard didn't even get one last pig-out session before making his way to "The Biggest Loser" ranch.

McDonald's to offer salad, fruit as side

09/26/2013 4:08pm
Want a side salad with that Big Mac?

Obama taps Shonda Rhimes for Kennedy Center post

09/26/2013 5:01pm
President Barack Obama is appointing the woman behind the television series "Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice" to the Kennedy Center's board of trustees.

Rock the Bells Festival canceled in NY, DC

09/26/2013 5:12pm
Organizers have canceled Rock the Bells Festival coming tour stops in New York and Washington.

Review: B'way's 'The Glass Menagerie' thrilling

09/26/2013 5:59pm
The way Laura makes her entrance in the new Broadway production of "The Glass Menagerie" is jaw-droppingly brilliant. She emerges from out of the middle of a sofa, as if being born anew. It's a tip that a thrilling night at the theater awaits.

Jolts and unexpected turns hit Paris' catwalks

09/26/2013 6:49pm
Jolts and unexpected turns marked the third day of Paris' spring-summer 2014 shows -- though some were intentional, others were not.

Christie's Shanghai auction offers Picasso, Warhol

09/26/2013 6:59pm
Christie's drew the elite of China closer into its orbit with an auction Thursday of works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and others in Shanghai, the first time any foreign auction house has held such a sale on the mainland without having to go through intermediaries.

Few delays as Allegiant keeps checking exit slides

09/26/2013 8:40pm
Allegiant Air reported no cancellations and only three delays among its 187 flights Thursday while mechanics made progress overhauling emergency exit slides on the airline's fleet of MD-80 aircraft.

Man in Miss Teen USA extortion case posts bail

09/26/2013 9:03pm
A 19-year-old man was charged Thursday with hacking webcams at the home of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf and other women to extort nude photos and videos from them, with authorities contending he forced several women to strip.

'Glee' season debut has brief reminder of Monteith

09/26/2013 9:33pm
There was a subtle, sad reminder of late "Glee" star Cory Monteith in the TV show's fifth-season debut episode.

The Gibson Brothers rule Bluegrass Awards again

09/26/2013 11:01pm
The Gibson Brothers won entertainer of the year for a second straight year at the International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday night as well as three other group and individual trophies.